Authentic Jamaican Design Competition

Competition-Poster-fina3lJamaican residents  create an original design of a craft item that demonstrates originality, creativity, potential for production and income.
Alongside the Creative Industries Conference (November 2013), the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office in association with the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, is hosting a Design Competition aimed at participants in the craft industry. This competition will not only foster creativity but will focus on the linkage between intellectual property protection and the industries’ business structure and practices.
The designs should portray craft and design products which appeal to local and overseas buyers. They should symbolize quality, time-honoured traditions of creation, use of indigenous materials (where possible/sustainable) and encompass connections to Jamaica’s rich culture and history. This requirement supports the objective of identifying uniquely Jamaican items, which will highlight the creativity and pride of our nation and people.
1.1 Submission Deadline
Submission ends at 5:00pm on Monday, September 30th 2013. Late entries will not be accepted.
All submissions must be made to the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) located at 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10 or to Tourism Product Development Co. Ltd. (TPDCo.) offices:

Download Competition, Rules & Regulation here

  1. Competition Application Form (final)
  2. JIPO Industrial Design Registration Form (final)
  3. Rules and Regulations for Design Competition (finalAMW)



The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been through several stages in its evolution. The four Schools—Drama, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts—started out at different locations in Kingston. Two of the Schools, namely the School of Art and the School of Music, are historic because of their establishment in 1951 and 1961 respectively, before the island gained its independence from Britain in 1962.

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